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Sunday Morning Medicine

A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news A breath of maggoty air. Stammering in Victorian Britain. How women created book clubs. The unlikely hippies of the USSR. Breastfeeding in children’s books. A short tour of monuments to cats. Photographing Civil Rights up North. Autism Speaks no longer seeking cure. Women, foreigners,… Read more →

#Niunamenos protest in Lima, Peru, August 13, 2016. (@PeruNiUnaMenos/Facebook)

#Niunamenos (#Notoneless): Gendered Violence in Latin America

In a July response to a recent series of public protests decrying violence against women, Argentine President Mauricio Macri introduced a national plan to end the country’s high rates of gender violence. In addition to funding battered women’s shelters and telephone hotlines, Argentina will introduce gender violence awareness in school curricula. As Macri stated, ending… Read more →

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Siblings in ABC's Speechless. (ABC)

The Salt in the Bottom of the Pretzel Bag: Reflections on Speechless

Last spring, my daughter wrote this poem in her 5th grade poetry class. This may sound like a poem written by a child when a newborn sibling arrives home. But it’s not. My daughter’s feelings of being ignored and pushed aside result from all the time, attention, medical care, behavioral therapy, ridiculously over-qualified babysitters, and… Read more →

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Women get AIDS too. Women are being ignored in the AIDS crisis." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 9, 2016.

Sunday Morning Medicine

A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news The banjo and racist revisionism. The ballet girls who burned to death. Haymarket time capsule discovered. Trump and Clinton: A Victorian Novel. Threads of health: textiles in medicine. Writing Black Panther women’s history. Hormonal contraception and depression. Women who married old men in the… Read more →